Jason Nicholas

Jason Nicholas

Jason is no stranger to forecasting weather in northern Ohio. Before arriving at 19 News, Jason spent 10 years at WEWS both forecasting weather and hosting the high school quiz show, Academic Challenge. He has also filled in numerous times on ABC's Good Morning America in New York.

Jason is a Cleveland guy. He grew up in nearby Medina, and graduated from Medina High School. He is a proud graduate of the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens. He studied meteorology at Mississippi State University and successfully completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program there.

Jason's weather forecasts and hosting experience in Cleveland have garnered him five Emmy awards.

Before coming home to Cleveland, Jason spent two years at KRQE in Albuquerque, NM. While there, Jason’s forecasts were recognized multiple times by the New Mexico Associated Press for excellence. Jason began his career at WCHS in Charleston, WV and WSAZ in Huntington, WV.

Jason was the first meteorologist in Cleveland to receive the coveted Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The CBM is the highest level of certification from the AMS and is granted to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations. The CBM is an upgrade to the AMS Seal of Approval, which Jason also held prior to his CBM designation. Jason also holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association (NWA). Jason serves on the NWA seal committee and is a member of both professional organizations.

Aside from forecasting Cleveland's sometimes crazy and always unique weather, Jason is simply a Cleveland fan. Whether he's out enjoying many of our diverse neighborhoods like Gordon Square, Tremont, Ohio City or downtown - Jason loves sampling our incredible restaurants, quality wineries, and our growing craft beer scene.

Jason is also into sports and the outdoors. When he's not in the weather office, you can most likely catch Jason out a local golf course, a softball field, cheering on the Cavaliers, Indians or Browns, going for a run in the Metroparks, or hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Jason works and volunteers with local charities like the Cleveland APL, Northeast Ohio Autism Group, and Cleveland's Key to the Cure that raises money and awareness for women's cancers at the Cleveland Clinic.


Recent Articles by Jason

  19 First Alert Weather Day: Overnight snow will likely disrupt morning commutes; snow emergencies issued

  19 First Alert Weather Day Wednesday: Snow showers will impact the evening commute

  Northeast Ohio Weather: Rain moves in tonight, snow & cold on the way

  Northeast Ohio weather: Tracking rain for Monday

  Northeast Ohio weather: Light lake effect snow tonight

  Northeast Ohio weather: Temperatures dropping tonight

  Northeast Ohio weather: Rain returns to the forecast on Monday night

  Northeast Ohio weather: Tracking more mild air Monday

  Northeast Ohio weather: Lake effect lingers as arctic blast arrives

  19 First Alert Weather Day: Heavy snow and rain have arrived; snow emergencies issued

  Northeast Ohio weather: Snow to rain tonight

  19 First Alert Weather Day: Tracking snow for Friday

  19 First Alert: Icy wintry mix arrives in Northeast Ohio; Erie and Ottawa counties issue snow emergencies

  Northeast Ohio weather: Tracking a rain/snow mix Tuesday

  Northeast Ohio weather: Another mild one Monday

  Northeast Ohio weather: Few lake effect snow bands tonight

  Northeast Ohio weather: Lake effect bands continue, cold

A perfect 26 for 26: Record-setting winter warmth in Cleveland

  Northeast Ohio weather: Colder for now

Cleveland Indians home opener set for March 26, will the weather cooperate?

  Northeast Ohio weather: First Alert Weather Day for Saturday

  Northeast Ohio weather: Rain/snow mix overnight

  Northeast Ohio weather: Slow warming into the weekend

  Northeast Ohio weather: Slow warming into the weekend

  Northeast Ohio weather: Chilly weather settling in through Thursday; winter weather advisory issued for Lake and Ashtabula counties for heavy lake snow

  19 First Alert: Surge of heavy rain expected to sweep through Northeast Ohio this weekend

  Northeast Ohio Weather: High water, but cooler air arriving

  First Alert Weather Days: Tracking potentially severe storms overnight and Tuesday

Northeast Ohio: Drying out for Monday, ALERT for Tuesday

  19 First Alert Weather Day: Swift, severe storms expected Friday afternoon